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American Scene: Public defender use in case involving Amish challenged
Question of the Day
Ms. Mainville told the Daily News of Newburyport she collected unemployment during a labor dispute at the bakery where she worked when she was 17.
Ms. Mainville, who moved to Massachusetts after high school, said she won’t pay because New Jersey officials have not explained how they concluded she owes the money.
New Jersey Department of Labor spokeswoman Kerri Gatling said there is no bad debt “write-off” in unemployment insurance law.
Iowa case asks: Is it criminal to harass birds?
IOWA CITY — Federal prosecutors hope to use an obscure law to punish two recreational pilots whose low flying may have disturbed thousands of resting migratory birds in Iowa.
Paul Austin and Craig Martin are charged with violating the Airborne Hunting Act.
Prosecutors said they flew separate small planes 20 feet above Saylorville Lake last November, causing a large group of waterbirds including white pelicans to take flight. The two were not hunting, but prosecutors said they violated the law, which prohibits using an aircraft to harass animals.
Mr. Austin and Mr. Martin have asked a judge to dismiss the indictment, arguing the law is unconstitutional. They question how pilots are supposed to know whether birds feel harassed.
Prosecutors said last week that harassment is like pornography: You know it when you see it.
As ban on foie gras nears, chefs seek reprieve
In 2004, the California Legislature gave foie gras producers seven years to find a humane way to create the duck-liver delicacy without forcing food down the birds’ throats.
With the law set to take effect the July 1, some of the state’s top chefs on Monday were attempting to overturn it. A hundred have signed a petition saying they want to keep the sale of foie gras legal and establish new regulations for raising the birds.
The 11th-hour attempt has ruffled the feathers of the ban’s original sponsor.
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